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We know you are always looking for information and tips you can utilize as you manage recreational facilities.

Below is a list of the resource documents available through the RFABC Resource Library. The RFABC Resource Library is provided through the support of funds from RFABC Members. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining the association to support the ongoing collection and creation of resources such as the ones below.

If you are not a RFABC Member, Membership is available on-line using our Membership Application Form.

Hot Topics:

Covid 19 Resources and Planning 

Government Information Pages: 

British Columbia: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19

Canada:  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

RFABC Messages:

March 20, 2020

Technical Safety BC

Staffing Requirements for Risk and Non Risk Assessed Refrigeration Plants


Preventing exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace: A guide for employers

What Employers Should Do

Protocols for Sport and Recreation

COVID 19: Public Health Guidance

Child Care Settings

Vancouver Coastal Health Direction to Operators May 7, 2020

Vancouver Coastal Health Guidelines for Recreation and Athletic Facilities May 29 2020

Regional Health Authorities, Ministry of Health and  the BC Centre for Disease Control

Town Hall and Webinar Notes

April 7th, 2020 Pilot Group

April 23rd Arena Programmers Focus Group

RFABC/BCPRA Covid Cleaning Protocols Webinar

RFABC/BCRPA Reopening Pools

Recording LSS Session


Life Saving Society Guidelines for Reopening BC's Pools & Waterfronts

Considerations for Restarting Pool Operations Jun18th, 2020

Considerations for Restarting Pool Operations Webinar Recording

May 28 Strategies for Reopening Arenas:

Recording (Due to technical difficulties, introduction and survey presentation was not recorded)

Webinar Slides

BC Hockey:  Return to Hockey Recording June 12th, 2020

Aerosol Mitigation in Recreation Facilities August 27, 2020 Slideshow

Contributions from Members; a world wide pandemic requires world wide thinking.

RFABC thanks members who are sharing information from their networks and sources.  Although the information serves to inform members of different approaches in reopening recreation operations and may stimulate creative solutions in your community.  If you have something to share, please email Don@rfabc.com

Reopening or Restarting Plans


City of Delta:  Delta Reopen Plan

City of Kamloops: Kamloops Site Specific Fieldhouse and Site Operation Risk Assessment Fieldhouse

Regional District of Nanaimo Oceanside Place Restart Plan

Related Organizations:

BCRPA:  Restarting Recreation

BC Lifesaving Society Survey Results.

Ontario  Recreation Facilities Association Recreation Facility Reopening COVID-19

Sport Organizations

ViaSport Return to Sport

Skate Canada Return to Skating

Return to Hockey Guidelines

 Arena Resources

Recreation Sector Guideline for Ice Sports

Aquatic Resources:

During & After COVID: Adapting Your Aquatics Facility to a New World Chemistry, re-opening, communication, revenue generation

Recorded Webinars/You Tube/Facebook Videos 

A COVID Conversation with Dr. Justin Sempsrott (Lifeguard Authority) Medical doctor and lifeguarding specialist overviewing what various health agencies (US Based) are saying about CPR and resuscitation adjustments.  Presentation starts at 10:17


COVID 19, Infection Risks to Rescuers from Patients in Cardiac Arrest

 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

 Opening up America Again (US focus) – 3 Phased Approach which provides some high level guidelines that include children’s programs, gyms, seniors activities, etc.

POOLaide Webinars  The aquatics industry is in crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many aquatic professionals in Canada are facing professional, financial, and personal uncertainty.

Digital Aquatic Programming Ideas (NRPA – US) 

Maintaining Safe Sport During COVID 19 (BC) Training, virtual coaching, insurance coverage

 American Red Cross Covid-19 Guidance (USA) Centralized resources providing guidance on how to modify in person courses, create virtual learning, clean manikins, etc.

Aquatic Agency Links and Resources

Recommendations of IAKS Germany for the phased re-opening of municipal swimming pools (Germany)

Two-Stage Plan of the European Waterpark Association E.V. for the Reopening of Waterparks and Spas (Europe)

Checklist for Necessary Measures for Reopening Waterparks and Spas (related)


USA Swim Webinar PowerPoint (USA)

Facility and equipment maintenance, disinfection, programming – swim training


USA Swim Facilities – Pool Operations pdf (USA)


Other Aquatic Links and Resources





Meeting Notes Childcare

Licensed Childcare Conference Call with Dr. Patricia Daly, Vice President, PublicHealth Officer and Chief Medical Officer from Vancouver Coastal Health.


The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) has compiled a list of COVID-19 relevant research

Regulatory Resources

Technical Safety BC

Worksafe BC

Recreation Facilities Association of BC – Facility to Facility Magazine

Member Contributions

Featured Facilities

Aquatic Centre Management/Maintenance


    Arena Management/Maintenance

Conference Presentations  


Session Name


Link to Presentations

Positive Networking  Judy Thomson and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac  Top 10 Conference Networking Tips
Plenary:   I'll Sleep When I'm Dead  Mike Harnett  I'll Sleep when I'm Dead
Being Awake is Not Enough  Mike Harnett Being Awake is Not Enough
Improving Refrigeration Safety  Art Sutherland, Accent Refrigeration Refrigeration Safety
The Do's and Don'ts of Community Engagement  Carol Sheridan, Town of Oliver and Cheryl Weibe, District of Peachland Community Engagement
 Attracting and Retaining Staff  Yue-Ching Cheng, Langara College,  Joanne Edey-Nichol, Langara College, Dan Pagely, RFABC

Rec Career 1

Rec Career 2

 Creating Accessible Activity Tanelle Bolt, RAD Adapted Recreation Society  RAD Recreation Adapted Society

 Time Management for Programmers

 Michelle Wilcox, District of Squamish

Time Management 1

Time Management Brainstorming


Customer Service

Facility Management Supervision & Leadership

Parks, Sports field, Playspace Maintenance

    Provincial and National Associations